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The Championships, Wimbledon

The Championships, Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
Jun 29 - Jul 12
Bucharest Open - Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest Open - Bucharest, Roma...

Bucharest, ROMANIA
Jul 13 - Jul 19
Collector Swedish Open

Collector Swedish Open

Bastad, SWEDEN
Jul 13 - Jul 19
NÜRNBERGER GASTEINLADIES 2015

NÜRNBERGER GASTEINLADIES 2015

Bad Gastein, AUSTRIA
Jul 20 - Jul 26
TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup

Istanbul, TURKEY
Jul 20 - Jul 26
2015 Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

2015 Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open

Nanchang, CHINA
Jul 27 - Aug 02
Family Circle Cup

Family Circle Cup

Charleston, USA
Apr 06 - Apr 12

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $665,900
Surface: Clay
Director: Bob Moran
The Family Circle Cup has a rich history on green clay that dates back to 1973, the year all of women's professional tennis was united in becoming the WTA. It is the largest women's-only tournament in the world, and Family Circle magazine is the longest running title sponsor in men's or women's pro tennis.

At its maiden staging in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the Family Circle Cup was the first women's tennis event to offer $100,000 in prize money and the first to be broadcast on network TV. It moved to Amelia Island, Florida, in 1975, back to Hilton Head in 1977 and settled in its current home of Charleston in 2001.

The Family Circle Cup's list of champions reads like a roster of all-time greats, with names such as Tracy Austin, Jennifer Capriati, four-time winner Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Martina Hingis, Conchita Martínez, four-time champ Martina Navratilova, Gabriela Sabatini, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, three-time titlist Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Chris Evert was the most dominant, collecting a tournament-record eight titles.

The Original 9, the nine players who signed $1 contracts with World Tennis publications publisher Gladys Heldman in 1970 to compete in what would become the Virginia Slims Series, reunited at the Family Circle Cup's 40th anniversary in April 2012. One of them, Billie Jean King, had the stadium court named after her.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Angelique Kerber Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
2014 Andrea Petkovic Anabel Medina Garrigues / Yaroslava Shvedova
2013 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Kristina Mladenovic
2012 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2011 Caroline Wozniacki Sania Mirza / Elena Vesnina
2010 Samantha Stosur Liezel Huber / Nadia Petrova
Previous Winners

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    April 18, 2015
    Have you seen every WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox from Charleston? Watch all the exciting fun right h...
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  • Miss WTA Live Fan Access?

    April 18, 2015
    Have you seen every WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox from Charleston? Watch all the exciting fun right here!
  • Christina McHale On A Boeing C-17

    April 17, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Christina McHale tours Joint Base Charleston, even boarding a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. See it all on WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox!
  • USANA & The WTA's Change Makers

    April 16, 2015
    Every time a WTA player hits an ace, they raise money for an amazing cause - and it's doubled for USANA Ambassadors. Which WTA Rising Star hit the most in Charleston?
  • Kops-Jones & Spears Give Back

    April 15, 2015
    Today on WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox, American doubles stars Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears make an emotional visit to the MUSC Children's Hospital.
  • Madison Keys Trades Racquets For Clubs

    April 14, 2015
    We all know that Madison Keys is a WTA Rising Star on the tennis court, but what about on the golf course? WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox finds out...
  • WTA Stars & More Praise New No.1 Mirza

    April 13, 2015
    From loyal partner Martina Hingis to a slew of former No.1s and more, the WTA stars tweeted up a storm for Sania Mirza after her historic rise to World No.1 on Sunday. See it all here.
  • Eugenie Bouchard's Southern IQ

    April 13, 2015
    Today on WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox, Eugenie Bouchard gets quizzed on grits, football, NASCAR - you know, Southern IQ. How does she do? Find out!
  • Kerber Back With A Bang

    April 13, 2015
    After early exits in Indian Wells and Miami, Angelique Kerber reminded everyone just what she is capable of with a thrilling victory over Madison Keys in the final of the Family Circle Cup.
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  • The Week Sania Mirza Became No.1

    April 13, 2015
    Take a look back at the week that led up to Sania Mirza becoming the first Indian woman ever to reach No.1 in tennis - check out a dozen of the best images right here.
  • McHale Visits Joint Base Charleston

    April 08, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Christina McHale visited Joint Base Charleston, touring a military aircraft and meeting navy and air force personnel - see all of the coolest pics right here.
  • 22 Great Party Looks From Charleston

    April 06, 2015
    Lollipops, bunny ears, kings, queens, Batman, a scary pirate... check out 22 of the best looks from a star-studded - and wacky - player party at the Family Circle Cup!
  • Easter Eggs & Aircraft Carriers

    April 05, 2015
    From tennis on an aircraft carrier to Kids Day and Easter Egg hunts, it's already been baskets of fun at the Family Circle Cup. See a dozen of the best pics right here.
  • Charleston Gallery: A Little Bit More

    April 08, 2014
    The Family Circle Cup may have wrapped up, but there were still a few more great pics to share from the Premier-level event - see 15 of the best extras right here.
  • Charleston Gallery: Finals Day

    April 06, 2014
    From Andrea Petkovic and Jana Cepelova's dream runs to doubles final action, check out some of the best pics from Finals Day at the Family Circle Cup here.
  • Charleston Gallery: Family Circle Moments

    April 05, 2014
    Ajla Tomljanovic is just one of the WTA stars who've had special moments with fans at the Family Circle Cup this year. See more pics from Charleston here.
  • Charleston Gallery: Charleston's Angels

    April 04, 2014
    Candy, popcorn, music, cute little doggies and these three independent women - the Family Circle Cup player party was a blast, check out all the best pics here!
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2015 Angelique Kerber Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza
2014 Andrea Petkovic Anabel Medina Garrigues / Yaroslava Shvedova
2013 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Kristina Mladenovic
2012 Serena Williams Lucie Safarova / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2011 Caroline Wozniacki Sania Mirza / Elena Vesnina
2010 Samantha Stosur Liezel Huber / Nadia Petrova
2009 Sabine Lisicki Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Nadia Petrova
2008 Serena Williams Ai Sugiyama / Katarina Srebotnik
2007 Jelena Jankovic Zi Yan / Jie Zheng
2006 Nadia Petrova Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2005 Justine Henin Conchita Martínez / Virginia Ruano Pascual
2004 Venus Williams Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2003 Justine Henin Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
2002 Iva Majoli Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2001 Jennifer Capriati Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2000 Mary Pierce Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez
1999 Martina Hingis Elena Likhovtseva / Jana Novotna
1998 Amanda Coetzer Conchita Martínez / Patricia Tarabini
1997 Martina Hingis Mary Joe Fernandez / Martina Hingis
1996 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario Jana Novotna / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1995 Conchita Martínez Nicole Arendt / Manon Bollegraf
1994 Conchita Martínez Lori McNeil / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1993 Steffi Graf Gigi Fernandez / Natasha Zvereva
1992 Gabriela Sabatini Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario / Natasha Zvereva
1991 Gabriela Sabatini Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Natasha Zvereva
1990 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
1989 Steffi Graf Hana Mandlikova / Martina Navratilova
1988 Martina Navratilova Lori McNeil / Martina Navratilova
1987 Steffi Graf Mercedes Paz / Eva Pfaff
1986 Steffi Graf Chris Evert / Anne White
1985 Chris Evert Rosalyn Nideffer / Pam Shriver
1984 Chris Evert Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Hana Mandlikova
1983 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Candy Reynolds
1982 Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver
1981 Chris Evert
1980 Tracy Austin
1979 Tracy Austin
1977 Chris Evert
1975 Chris Evert
1973 Rosie Casals
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